Flying can be a stressful mode of transportation for most people. Aviatophobia (fear of flying), Claustrophobia (fear of tight spaces), and Mysophobia (fear of germs) are just a few symptoms of airplane travel, not to mention the sheer boredom it can cause.
However, no matter how stressed out travel makes people, it is the quickest way to get from point A to point B and essential for anyone with a time constraint. Sometimes air travel is unavoidable for even the most severe of plane phobias! In an attempt to alleviate concerns and calm in-flight jitters, I have compiled a list of four promotional products that will ease the pressure of flying:
1. Aero-Snooze Travel Kit
This kit comes complete with ear plugs and a sleep mask. I find it hard to take naps on a plane, but if I’m able to muffle the engine noise and screaming children with ear plugs it could make the snooze a little easier. The mask will make you feel more relaxed, and if you do open your eyes you won’t feel awkward when you see the kid in front of you staring at you. Aero-Snooze Travel Kits are TSA-compliant, too, so it wouldn’t be an issue to take them along in a carry-on bag.
2. Airplane Stress Reliever
Stress balls are a great way to ease tension quietly. Just give the tiny plane a squeeze and feel the anguish melt away! Okay, maybe it won’t work instantly, but it will give you something to focus on for a while. You could count the squeezes…like counting sheep, it will help relax your mind and maybe help you fall asleep. The cute face on these airplane stress relievers works extra well for getting anxious children to calm down during takeoff.
3. Book Light
The plane’s lights become very dim after takeoff. Even though each passenger is allowed to use their own personal light above their heads, it’s not an adequate reading light in the slightest. A headache is the last thing that’s going to help a nervous person relax! A book light is brighter, easier to adjust, and super compact. It can be used for reading newspapers, magazines, and of course — books.
4. Travel-Sized Game
If you’re not into napping or reading on a flight, then get a hand-held travel game. There are so many different options to choose from, like Sudoku or a 5-in-1 Casino Game. I’d also suggest the Signore Billiard Puzzle if you can’t resist a good brain teaser. Whichever one you choose, just remember to turn the sound off (if applicable) as a courtesy to the people around you!
There you have it! Four promotional products to help ease a long flight. All of these products work well on their own, but you could also consider personalizing all four of them into a convenient anti-stress travel kit for your customers! Travel agencies, airlines, and trip planners would earn some brownie points for giving these away to concerned customers.
Do you experience any of the phobias I mentioned above? Can you think of more promotional items that would successfully reduce stress levels of airplane passengers?